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Piano Tooners (1932)

Tom and Jerry (the human versions, not the cat and mouse) work as piano tuners. After seeing them at work and several creative ways of tuning a piano (such as removing the offending key and... See full summary »


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Margie Hines Margie Hines ... Maid (voice)


Tom and Jerry (the human versions, not the cat and mouse) work as piano tuners. After seeing them at work and several creative ways of tuning a piano (such as removing the offending key and cutting the key itself to a shorter length), the two attend an opera singers performance. The singer passes out when the piano plays a wrong note, and Tom and Jerry are pressed into service to re-tune the piano. After pulling the offending key from the keyboard like a bad tooth, the two give the opera audience a jazz piano performance, with the now recovered opera singer joining in. Written by Spirit

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Release Date:

11 November 1932 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Van Beuren Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Production number: VB-3231. See more »


Maid: That dancing demon has my feet in a trance 'cause while I'm dreaming I go into that dance!
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Featured in Pee-wee's Playhouse: Why Wasn't I Invited? (1987) See more »


Music by Euphemia Allen
Played by mice on multiple pianos
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The Usual T&J (Human) Fare....And That Means A Wild & Crazy Cartoon!
6 July 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Having now watched a handful of these (human) Tom and Jerry (or Dick and Larry) cartoons, I have noticed several trends. Most of them - as in the case of this particular animated short:

Are a showcase for the music of the day. The music is usually upbeat, toe-tapping and fun to hear

Almost risqué in certain parts. Like Betty Boop, they like to draw cleavage on the women and show them in sexy outfits. It this short, a "supersized," shall we say, opera woman is seen putting on her panties and bra (behind a screen.) and then later her chest just about coming out of her dress as she sings.

They seem to like hundreds of mice suddenly appearing and doing strange things. Here, they are on the piano dancing and singing way for a brief time.

There is almost no dialog in these cartoons.

The segues are quick with no subtleties. All of sudden, the scene dramatically changes. For instance, in here the guys at home "tuning" their piano (and you should see how they do that!) and the next thing you know we see people jamming into their seats at a theater. It ties in, though, because Tom and Jerry are there and when the opera singer/piano player has trouble, these wild "piano tooners" come to the rescue...and entertain at the same time!

This cartoon can be seen on the DVD called "150 Cartoon Classics."

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